Rising numbers pass primary Sats tests

Rikama Education 11th July 2018

A higher proportion of primary school pupils in England have reached the expected standards in national curriculum tests, often known as Sats, in maths and English. In reading, 75% reached the expected standard, compared…

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Mary Beard on big thinkers and ‘sexist rants’

Rikama Education 20th June 2018

Historian Mary Beard moves seamlessly from tackling aggressive dimwits on Twitter to talking about the politics of ancient Rome. It’s the kind of abrupt gear change we now expect from public intellectuals. And Professor…

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Hotter years ‘mean lower exam results’

Rikama Education 30th May 2018

In years with hotter weather pupils are likely to perform less well in exams, says a major study from researchers at Harvard and other US universities. There is a “significant” link between higher temperatures…

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